"The Early Years at Ashcroft Manor" is a revised version of the research paper for which Mr. Johnson won the Native Daughters of British Columbia Scholarship, awarded at the University of British Columbia. Mr. Johnson, born in Kamloops, was a graduate of the Vancouver Normal School and received his Bachelor of Education from U.B.C. in 1969. At the time of his tragic and premature death in December last, he was principal of Collettville Elementary School at Merritt.
Thomas E. Appleton is the historian for the Marine Services branch of the Department of Transport in Ottawa, and is the author of Usque ad Mare.
Sydney Jackman is with the Department of History at the University of Victoria and is the author of Galloping Head and Portraits of the Premiers.
Victor Hopwood is with the Department of English at the University of British Columbia and is a contributor to the Literary History of Canada and the editor of a new edition of David Thompson's Travels.